Friday, January 30, 2009

Beyond The Rain(tear)drops

"An elderly Chinese philosopher was approached by a young woman who was grief stricken because of the loss of her only son. "I will be able to help you," he assured her, "if you will bring me some mustard seed, but it must be obtained at a home where there has never been any sorrow." Eagerly the woman started her search. In every place she visited, however, there had been trials and loss of loved ones. Returning, she exclaimed, "How selfish I have been! Sorrow is common to all." "Ah," said the elderly sage, "you have now learned a valuable lesson and acquired a wealth of wisdom which not only has eased your own grief but also has prepared you to sympathize with others." ----unknown author

"Believe me, every man has his secret sorrows, which the world knows not; and oftentimes we call a man cold when he is only sad." ---Henry W. Longfellow "Shared sorrow is half sorrow." ----Danish proverb A heartfelt thank you to all of my blogging friends for all of your kind and caring words regarding my grandma's passing.

4 comments:

Tracy said...

What beautiful thoughts you've shared on sorrow this morning, perfectly captured in that image. Continued prayers to you and yours.

Blessings,
Tracy

Charli and me said...

This is such a true post. I also think reaching out to others is a good way to help ourselves with our own sorrows. I just love your blog ♥

Judy said...

Sorrow is common to all...how true! And how nice to have others come alongside and share our sorrows with us.

Sorry to hear of your grandmother's passing...and may the good memories ease the sadness.

Happy @ Home said...

Those are beautiful quotes, Judy. My thoughts are with you and your family now. May the memories of the happy times spent with your grandma help to ease your sorrow.

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